This year I already received covers from 30 countries that I was missing! A big THANK YOU to everybody, who helps getting my collection more complete!
Nevertheless I am missing covers from a lot of countries. If your country/territory is on the list below, please send me a cover! I am replying with a nice one from Austria.
Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
Americas: Bequia, Dominica, Grenada & Carriacou
Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, Australian Antarctic Territory, British Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, South Georgia, US South Pole Base
Asia: Abkhazia, Eastern Timor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, South Ossetia
Australia & Oceania: Cook Islands (Aitutaki, Penrhyn), Micronesia, Nauru, Niuafoʻou, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau
Europe: Mt. Athos, Transnistria
I am also interested in receiving letters from local post services.
Please send all covers to the following address:
The attached stamp sheet depicts some Cantonese opera costumes.
Another new country for my collection: Wolfgang sent this nice cover from Montserrat, thank you! The letter was posted on September 26 and arrived on October 14, 2014.
Wolfgang used a genuine envelope of the Montserrat Springs Hotel, which was devastated during the 1997 volcano eruption.
On the right it seems that a stamp was taken off the cover; there is a blank space above the postmark. Nevertheless it is a very nice cover!
See also: #838 Nevis 14/09/08
My ﬁrst cover from the Republic of the Congo was sent by Matthew, thank you very much! It was posted in Brazzaville on August 22 and arrived on October 6, 2014.
The next stamp is part of the “Flowers” set (issued May 10, 1996) and depicts the cornﬂower (Centaurea cyanus). The right stamp commemorates the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It is part of a stamp set, which was issued on July 30, 1964.
The top left stamp is part of a set, which commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Victoria College. The set was issued on September 29, 1977. The bottom left stamp commemorates the composer John Ireland (1879 – 1962) and his work “The Forgotten Rite”. It is part of the EUROPA set, which was issued on April 23, 1985.
The two middle stamps are part of a set, which was issued on April 24, 1979. It commemorates the 25th anniversary of the International Air Rally.
The two right stamps (part of a set, which was issued on November 25, 1976) commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Lilian Mary Grandin (1876 – 1924), who was Jersey’s first female doctor.
On October 6, 2014, I received this nice cover from Alderney. It was posted on September 30 with the help of the Alderney post officers, thanks!
The stamps are part of the “Birds” set, which was issued on May 24, 2007. The stamps depict the common blackbird (Turdus merula), the Eurasian blue tit (Parus caeruleus), and the Western jackdaw (Corvus monedula).
The stamps on the left of this nice cover from Moldova commemorate the Ralli Family Mansion in Dolna, Strășeni. They are part of the “Architecture” set, which was issued on February 15, 2011.
The middle stamp is part of the set “Folk Dances” (issued September 18, 2010). It commemorates a dance of the Călușari.
On the right there is a stamp that depicts a red fox (Vulpes vulpes). It is part of a stamp set, which commemorates threatened species of Moldova. The set was issued on July 29, 2011.
The cover was posted in Chișinău on September 15 and arrived on September 17, 2014. Thank you, Constantin!
See also: #790 Moldova 14/05/03
This very nice cover from Rwanda was sent by Déo, thank you very much! It was posted in Kigali on August 27 and arrived on September 16, 2014.
The left stamps are part of the “Gorillas” set, which was issued on November 15, 2010.
The right stamp is part of the “Folklore” set (issued on November 15, 2010).
On February 17 I received this nice cover from France, thank you, François! It was posted in Pornichet on February 14, 2014.
The stamp set (issued on September 20, 2013) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous French physician Alexandre Yersin (1863–1943). The set is a joint issued with Vietnam.
Jean Pierre sent me this wonderful cover from the Kerguelen Islands, thank you very much!
On March 21, 2014, it was cancelled at Port-aux-Français and arrived on September 21 the same year.
The left stamp is part of the “Logos” set, which was issued on April 29, 2013. The stamp set on the right was issued on January 2, 2012. It commemorates the former observatory station at Point Molloy on the main Kerguelen island La Grande Terre.
On the back of the cover there are the cachets of the Chef de District Christian Fressignac and the Gérant Postal Alain Neufville.
On September 18 I received this nice cover from Norfolk Island, which was sent with the help of the Philatelic Bureau. It was posted on September 8, 2014.
The stamps are part of the set “Shorelines”, which was issued on September 30, 2013. They depict the Ball Bay, the Emily Bay, and the Second Sands beach.
My first cover from Nevis was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted in Charlestown on September 8 and arrived on September 17, 2014. Interestingly the postmark has the inscription “FIRST DAY OF ISSUE”.
The top middle stamp commemorates the Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus). It is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on September 1, 1995. The top right stamp is part of a mini-sheet (issued on July 25, 1994) and depicts the saddle squirrelfish (Holocentrus poco). The bottom left stamp depicts the Nassau grouper too.
The bottom right stamp (part of a set that was issued on December 20, 1991) commemorates the mushroom Marasmius haematocephalus.